Mods and Rockers in Leeds in the 60's

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trophy
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Postby trophy » Mon 27 Aug, 2012 7:12 pm

book wrote: I thought the milk bar in Sherburn was for motorbikes only, I only ever saw bikes there and not scooters? i never saw any scooters?????
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Postby majorhoundii » Mon 27 Aug, 2012 8:30 pm

I was never a mod or a rocker, but I did used to dance (with my girlfriend, now wife) to the Motown, Atlantic and Stax sounds at the Arcade Mecca in the mid sixties - Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding, Mary Wells, Aretha Franklin
book
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Postby book » Mon 27 Aug, 2012 11:19 pm

trophy wrote: book wrote: I thought the milk bar in Sherburn was for motorbikes only, I only ever saw bikes there and not scooters? i never saw any scooters????? Me neither, plenty of greasers though.
Is it me or has Leeds gone mad
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Postby Caron » Tue 28 Aug, 2012 12:16 am

When did "Greasers" become "Bikers" ????My friend and I were on about this the other day and I wondered did the name "Greasers" get dropped because of the bad image?Is being a "Biker" totally different to being a "Greaser" ??Anybody know ?     

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Postby zip55 » Tue 28 Aug, 2012 12:47 am

majorhoundii wrote: I was never a mod or a rocker, but I did used to dance (with my girlfriend, now wife) to the Motown, Atlantic and Stax sounds at the Arcade Mecca in the mid sixties - Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding, Mary Wells, Aretha Franklin The world famous Spinning Disc I believe.
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Postby book » Tue 28 Aug, 2012 9:17 am

Caron wrote: When did "Greasers" become "Bikers" ????My friend and I were on about this the other day and I wondered did the name "Greasers" get dropped because of the bad image?Is being a "Biker" totally different to being a "Greaser" ??Anybody know ?      They were also known as greebos.
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trophy
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Postby trophy » Tue 28 Aug, 2012 11:25 am

in the sixties we were rockers greasers was a later term late 60s ?,biker seems to be the modern name for motorcyclists. who canhardly be called greasers with clean expensive coloured leathers and new garage maintained ,as opposed to old backyard bodged machines. istill ride a 1967 650 triumph so i suppose iam a classic biker.
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Postby book » Tue 28 Aug, 2012 12:52 pm

And what a great sound they make too. Triumph, BSA etc,much better than the fizzing Jap bikes. Are there any British motor bike manufacturers left ? Do we still make bikes here?
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Postby simong » Tue 28 Aug, 2012 1:30 pm

book wrote: And what a great sound they make too. Triumph, BSA etc,much better than the fizzing Jap bikes. Are there any British motor bike manufacturers left ? Do we still make bikes here? Yes, Triumph are based in Leicestershire although they restarted with the name in the 80s after the original company went bust. Norton have also restarted production in the UK in recent years and there are several other small companies, mostly involved in racing.
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Postby Caron » Tue 28 Aug, 2012 3:24 pm

trophy wrote: in the sixties we were rockers greasers was a later term late 60s ?,biker seems to be the modern name for motorcyclists. who canhardly be called greasers with clean expensive coloured leathers and new garage maintained ,as opposed to old backyard bodged machines. istill ride a 1967 650 triumph so i suppose iam a classic biker. Thanks trophy, I'd forgotten about Rockers.So, just to get it into my head in the correct order was it;Mods who later became Skinheads ?Rockers who later became Greasers ? Bikers who are just Bikers ?





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